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Jul 10, 2010 6:00am EDT
>>> the the big swap is complete. russian spies traded for men accused for spying for the u.s. and britain. how this is opening a new chapter in d.c.'s relations with moscow. >>> fake i.d. a 19-year-old is accused of dressing up as a metrobus driver and driving a bus. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "news4 today." aaron gilchrist has the morning off. you'll see him this evening. it's saturday, july 10, 2010. first a quick check on our forecast. chuck bell is joining us life in the studio. you spent the last few days floating in water? >> i went out to rehoboth beach when it was 102 degrees here and i floated out. >>> were you floating with jellyfish? >> no. outside on a saturday morning, clouds have finally moved back in and a little needed rainfall as well. we're way behind in rainfall for the year. temperatures in the mid-to high 70s now. here's a live look at doppler. rain showers to the blue ridge mountains. no heavy rain. can't rule out a little thunder. nope severe weather. rain will linger longer in the bay and tout the eastern shore. heading out to the baseball game,
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Jul 20, 2010 4:30am EDT
the british prime minister is looking to get his nation out. u.s. wants commitments the british oil giant b pmt will pay up. >> i. >> i think that's what the prime minister said as well. >> u.s. lawmakers are demanding to know what role they played in the freeing of the lockerbie airline bomber. >> might be a corrupt deal between bp and libya. >> he was convicted of being the biggest mass murderer, no case for him to be released from prison. >> reporter: a friendship between two nations, the two leaders get to know each other. the prime minister has agreed to meet with senators who have tough questions about bp. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >> 4:30 right now. 7 degrees. >> another, sticky, muggy day. >> beneficial rains, we been so dry and we'll take the rain. we didn't have any damage from the storms and at this hour the temperatures are mild and muggy. i'm tom kierein. 79 in washington, low 70s in prince george's and fairfax county. around the eastern shore it's in the mid-70s mountains of of western maryland, mid-60s this morning. over the past 12 hours, we had the showers
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Jul 26, 2010 4:30am EDT
risk. >>> hugo chavez is threatening to cut off u.s. oil shipments after getting in a dispute with colombia. they cut ties with the colombian country thursday after they accused venezuela of harboring colombian rebels. he said he would stop sending oil to u.s. refineries if any actions are taken. u.s. has not threatened any military action. >>> attorneys are scheduled to make their closing arguments today in the corruption of rod blagojevich. they believe prosecutors did not make a strong case, therefore never presented evidence or had him testify. >>> home video of dam that burst in iowa is now shedding new light on the destruction there. officials say about 50 homes and 20 businesses had major flood damage from the lake delhi dam failure. the city's sewer plant has flooded and shut down. hundreds were forced to evacuate their homes. one said they couldn't believe how quickly. >> it rose 25 feet in less than 10 minutes. >> officials estimate the damage will cost millions of dollars. >>> much of the east coast is trying to cool off from triple-digit temperatures this past weekend.
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Jul 30, 2010 4:30am EDT
a day left in july, it's already become the deadliest month for u.s. forces in afghanistan. overnight, we learned three more u.s. service members have been killed. a nato statement released earl i didn't this morning says the measures died in two separate blasts. those three deaths bring the u.s. death toll in afghanistan to at least 63 according to the associated press. that's the largest number in one month in the history of the nearly nine year war. >>> we're following a developing story out of california this morning. that's where firefighters are trying to get a handle on a blaze it that has scorched more than 2,000 acres overnight in los angeles county. the blaze broke out yesterday afternoon and quickly spread over seven square miles. about 1200 homes were under a mandatory evacuation orders last night, but so far none of the homes has been damaged. another massive fire near the mojave desert that has spread over 1500 miles was almost 50% contained yesterday with help of some cooler wet out there. >>> the state of arizona wasted no time filing a federal appeal to blo
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Jul 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
country. yesterday secretary of state clinton denied iran's accusations that the u.s. kidnapped them and asked for iran to release three american hikers who are now being held in iran. >>> it seems like airlines are adding more fees every day. a fee to buy your ticket, fee to check your bags, another fee to get a pillow. some lawmakers say enough is enough. tracy potts returns from capitol hill where the house is holding a hearing today. >> reporter: everyone has heard about $10 sandwiches and checked bag charges. >> doesn't cost them $35 to put your bag in the belly of the airplane. >> reporter: did you know they charge 100 different fees? everything from pillows and blankets and holiday surcharges, extra leg room, booking by phone. >> this feels to me like teenagers pushing the boundaries as far as they can. >> reporter: lawmakers will ask whether fees are fairly and prominently disclosed as required by law. plus, you pay nearly a dozen government taxes. some argued taxes bags and pillows and blankets, could bring in more money needed for airport repairs or it could back fire. >> t
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Jul 2, 2010 4:30am EDT
claimed responsibility for the attack. some pakistanis blame the u.s. presence in afghanistan for spurring the attacks. >> day 73 of the gulf oil disaster. the coast was spared. the strong winds and waves pushed oil to marshlands and beaches. this is a live look. local leaders and bp officials are ramping up cleanup efforts from louisiana to the panhandle of florida. leanne gregg reports. >> reporter: now that alex has passed barges moved out before the storm are being repositioned. skimming vessels are returning. disheartening find. >> we know oil got in the wetland. >> reporter: despite that, there's optimism. >> we're going to win this. >> reporter: a third containment vessel will double the amount of oil they can siphon from the rig. weather forced delay in putting it in service earlier this week. >> we're looking at somewhere around mid-week to bring the third production vessel online to bring up 53,000 barrels per day. >> reporter: bp will double the number of skimmers and add planes and a blimp to help track the oil in a long-term commitment. >> we'll devote all the resources necess
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Jul 18, 2010 6:00am EDT
u.s. development assistance to pakistan. clinton's visit companies as american lawmakers and voters are increasingly questioning the course of the war drawn out as the u.s. death toll rises. she will also visit afghanistan as part of her asian trip. >>> federal election commission fined vice president biden for sloppy bookkeeping. the $219,000 penalty came after an audit found the campaign took a round-trip flight i cooperate jet but didn't pay the full amount. the campaign received $106,000 in donations that were over the limit. biden's campaign was audited base he received taxpayer funds through the financing system. >>> coming up on 6:37 now on this sunday morning. paris hilton in trouble again. why the heiress was detained in a foreign country. >>> plus, live from the public eye. why the first family is getting criticism for their vacation plans. >>> kim says there is rain in the forecast. she'll tell us when, coming up. >>> actress zsa zsa gabor is in the hospital this morning. she fell out of bed and broke several bones. her publicist says the actress was watching her favorite
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Jul 21, 2010 4:30am EDT
to the u.s. will focus on the military. he will meet with senior u.s. military officials for a briefing on afghanistan. then he'll head to new york to meet with michael bloomberg. cameron spent most of the day answering tough questions about baltimore p bp's role in the release of the lockerbie bomber. >>> how will the bill affect you? everything from student loans to mortgages will be effected. tracy potts has the details. >> reporter: the new consumer financial protection bureau will make sure you know what you're getting into before you sign up for credit cards and loans. >> lenders have to verify your income and assets, which wasn't happening before. >> reporter: most home loans will no longer have penalties if you pay them off early. there are new restrictions on credit cards. colleges won't accept big payments and merchants can require you to spend at least $10. if you want a cup of coffee. >> it may make sense to keep a $10 bill tucked in your purse or wallet. >> reporter: you can get a free credit score before you get a report. not everyone thinks it is a win for consum
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Jul 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
has confirmed 4 u.s. troops have died in southern afghanistan. the four service members were killed in a bombing. nato announcement did not specify where in the south the attack happened. coalition troops had been ramping up operations against the taliban in their southern strongholds. 52 americans have died in afghanistan this month. >> dozens of pentagon staff and contractors with high-level security clearance are accused of downloading child pornography on government computers. the investigation at the pentagon -- an investigation at the pentagon identified 35 workers who allegedly paid to access child porn sites over the past six years. sometimes on classified government computers. yesterday the defense department released 94 pages of reports spanning six years. many of the accused workers are federal, military, and contract employees who worked sensitive national security issues. some have been tried, convicted, and sentenced. other cases were thrown out for lack of evidence. >> after 34 years in the army, general stanley mcchrystal has retired. the former commander of u.s. for
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Jul 17, 2010 6:00am EDT
. he warned of a global newark war initiated by the u.s. and spent more than an hour answering questions from senior government officials. the former cuban leader stepped down in 2006 due to health problems. >>> a former state department official and his wife will spend time behind bars for spying for cuba. 73-year-old water kendall myers was sent to prison for life. cuban agents recruited the couple back in 1979. >>> we have learned a terrible statistic this week. in the month of june 32 soldiers committed suicide including 21 on active duty. this comes despite a huge campaign to stop it. >> reporter: in april army specialist jesse how far went to the veterans medical center in dayton, ohio seeking help. instead, shot and killed himself on the front steps. for the army it's an agonizing trend. last month alone set a tragic record for sue sides, more than one per day. multiple combat tours, a bad economy and family troubles create incredible stress. >> in a six year period a young man or woman can have as many stressors that a normal american has throughout their entire life. >
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Jul 12, 2010 4:30am EDT
response to those allegations. >>> today a new effort to help veterans will be unveiled. the u.s. department of veterans affairs will reveal a new process to help former warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. they are streamlining an approval process that it denied many veterans treatment. brian moore has more from capitol hill. >> reporter: america's combat nation in iraq is scheduled to end in late august. but the mission to treat its warriors is just beginning. today, the obama administration lays out a stream line process to help treat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. they have found themself stooimyed that a specific event caused their p std. >> reporter: charls eggle ston is fighting flashbacks, depression and insom ya. >> it makes you mad. >> >> reporter: wounds that won't show up on an x-ray. >> this will help not just veterans of the iraq and afghanistan wars but those who proudly sacrificed in all of our wars. >> reporter: bringing our soldiers back home, body and mind. the rand corporation estimates 20% of returning veterans have
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Jul 29, 2010 4:30am EDT
millions of undocumented workers and to stop deporting the parents of children who are u.s. citizens. dozens of children who say they've been separated from their families were part of that rally. 7-year-old made national headlines when she disclosed her mother's undocumented immigration status to the first lady, michelle obama, during a visit to a school in silver spring in matter. her mother is reportedly from peru and has overstayed her visa. daisy did not speak to the crowd or to the reporters. >>> two men are in custody this morning after leading police on a wild chase through northern virginia yesterday. this began with a hotel robbery in arlington and ended in old town alexandria where one suspect ran into alexandria city hall to try to escape. news 4's jabky benson h jackie latest. >> reporter: up rooted, massive, but unlike so many other, not power killing. >> it is amazing, isn't it? i have power, i have comcast and i have my telephone which is verizon. >> reporter: and even more amazing, right across the street, her daughter has been on the line with pope company a lot. >>
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Jul 27, 2010 4:30am EDT
relationship forward. >> reporter: documents show serious concerns about the war effort among u.s. military commanders. they repeatedly claim a corrupt afghan government. >>> wyclef jean could add another title to his resume. how about president? the musician may run for a five-year term in his native haiti he was named ambassador at large in 2007 and was instrumental in getting aid there after january's earthquake. he was born in support awe prince and left as a child. haiti's current president cannot seek reelection. >>> two leading candidates locked in a tight race for governor according to a new poll. o'malley just ahead of ehrlich by three points, 45-42. voters appear to be leading toward ehrlich. o'malley with a nine-point lead over ehrlich. >>> every single concession stand in the verizon center is in violation of heating codes according to a new study compiled by espn. they looked at health inspection reports for stadiums across the country. 100% of the vendors had some violation on record, the most of any stadium in the country. mouse droppings found in food prep area in at least t
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Jul 3, 2010 8:00am EDT
being russian citizens living in the u.s. under false pretenses -- under false identities. prosecutors say they had $100,000 and phoney passports stashed in a safe deposit box. >>> military officials must now get clearance from the pentagon before granting interviews. defense secretary robert gates created that new rule yesterday. the move comes after president barack obama fired the top general in afghanistan for embarrassing comments made in a rolling stone article. gates wrote, quote, i'm concerned that the department has grown lax in how we engage with the media. the rule goes into effect immediately. >>> this is new helmet cam video showing how dangerous the front lines in afghanistan can be for soldiers. this was obtained by london sun newspaper. a british soldier being hit by taliban gunfire in the face. he survived that attack and after a few stitches was back on patrol just hours later. but that soldier's company has lost nine members and another 12 seriously injured in the past five weeks alone. nato says 325 soldiers have died in the war in afghanistan this year. >>> the cha
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Jul 16, 2010 4:30am EDT
sunscreen. >>> right on the phone with us from now from the u.s. geological survey. jessica is telling us anything more you've learned about this 3.6 magnitude earthquake. thanks for joining us. >> caller: as you said, it was a magnitude 3.6 and they do not happen very often in this area. and. >> we know the epicenter is germ germantown, maryland. how far reaching is it? >> pretty much all over maryland. we have a few reports of it being felt in southern pennsylvania and as well as northern virginia. >> how significant would you say is a 3.6 magnitude quake? >> caller: we consider a 3.6 a minor earthquake. it isn't too big. but, of course, it is big for people who don't feel them often. >> are you getting reports of damages or any other reports of injuries, something like that? >> as of right now we haven't had reports of damage or injury, just that people felt it. >> could this be in any way a precursor to something larger? zbh unfortunately we cannot predict those things as of yet with our technology. with any -- very rare possibility it could mean something bigger. it could also mea
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Jul 17, 2010 9:00am EDT
by the u.s. the former cuban leader stepped down in 2006 due to health problems and handed over power to his brother. >>> a former state department official and his wife will spend time behind bars for spying for cuba. 73-year-old walter myers was sentenced to life without parole. his wife received more than five years in prison. prosecutors say cuban agents recruited the couple back in 1979. the myers passed information to handlers via shortwave radio and shopping cart swaps at d.c. supermarkets. >>> we learned about a terrible statistic. a new grim record. in the month of june, 32 soldiers committed suicide. including 21 on active duty. it happened despite a huge campaign to stop it. >> reporter: in april army specialist jesse hough went to the veterans medical center in dayton, ohio seeking help. instead, he shot and killed himself on the front steps. for the army it's an agonizing trend. last month alone set a tragic record for suicides, more than one per day. multiple combat tours, a bad economy and family troubles create incredible stress. >> in a six year period a young m
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Jul 24, 2010 9:00am EDT
, general stanley mcchrystal has retired. the former commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan was forced to resign after he criticized president obama and his administration in a "rolling stone" article last month. mcchrystal gave a farewell speech yesterday. he says he regrets how his career ended but has strong memories of his time in afghanistan. >> look, this has the potential to be an awkward or even a sad occasion. with my resignation i left the mission i feel strongly about. i ended a career i loved that began over 38 years ago. and i left unfulfilled commitments i made to many comrades in the fight. commitments i hold sacred. my service did not end as i would have wished. >> the white house is allowing mcchrystal to keep his four stars in retirement even though army rules would have required him to serve another two years at that rank. >> the time is now 9:36. christmas in july. why you shouldn't be surprised to see santa the next time you head to the mall. >>> and more on this extreme heat, the warnings that authorities want you to hear. cockledoodledooooo! i do 22 more inspecti
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Jul 8, 2010 4:30am EDT
is this man in prison right now after being convicted of spying on russia for the u.s. soon he could be a free man as part of a spy exchange. the u.s. and russia appear it to be considering the swap even though government officials aren't confirming anything just yet. tracie potts has the latest from capitol hill. >> reporter: it's all very hush-hush in washington. what could be a super secret deal to exchange u.s. spies in russia for ten russian spy suspects here. the white house is mum. >> i don't have anything to add at this point. >> reporter: the state department didn't say much more. >> i believe the case was discussed. >> reporter: there are reports of secret meetings in russia and washington after ten arrests in the u.s. last week. prosecutors claim for deck saids they have have been using fake passports and secret code words to get information on american businesses. these documents show the suspects now being rushed to new york. an exchange could avoid revealing sensitive government information in court. >> you can imagine that the defendants are going to try to push
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Jul 9, 2010 4:30am EDT
relationship that is developing between the united states and russia. >> reporter: the u.s. was willing to make the swap because the ten did not trade valuable secrets. a former fbi official said it's a plus to get igor sutyagin sentenced to 14 years in a russian prison camp. >> we've demonstrated to the individuals who may have worked for us on the other side, that we take care of our people if they are going to do that for us. >> reporter: some intelligence experts consider it a gr trade, getting something valuable in exchange for impostors. >> what do you do with anna chapman and throwing them in jail may not be advantageous to relations with moscow and washington. >> reporter: pete williams, nbc news, washington. >> the children of the ten deported will be allowed to leave the u.s. at any time as long as it complies with their parents wishes and is legal under u.s. law. >>> finally real relief for the many people suffering through the heat without any power. crews had been working on scattered power outages for the last several days. yesterday a busy commercial section of h
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Jul 25, 2010 9:00am EDT
american and killed another in a gun fight. u.s. military conforms two members of the navy disappeared in eastern afghanistan on friday. afghan official says they have offered a prisoner release in exchange for one sailor's body. >>> have you seen this teenager? loud especially county sheriff's office needs your help finding her. she is 13-year-old rachel c cardena. that is not rachel. let's move on. loved ones will say a final good-bye to a world renowned restoration artist. funeral services tonight for naimi. she was found wrapped in a blanket on monday morning. services are set for tonight at saints peter and paul orthodox church in potomac. she will be laid to rest tomorrow in germantown. police say that man, 35-year-old raymond williams of kensington who worked as a handyman beat her and stabbed her to death. he's being held without bond. >>> now we turn to the gulf oil disaster. a british newspaper reporting bp is ready to give its chief executive the axe. tomorrow's board meeting could determine whether tony hayward will be fired on tuesday or when the oil well is finally sealed
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Jul 4, 2010 8:00am EDT
the longest war in u.s. history. >> we didn't ask for this mission, but we will fulfill it. >> reporter: leading conservatives are calling for steele to resign. blogger erick erickson said he lost all moral authority to lead the gop. defending himself in a statement, steele calls the war a necessary one, saying the stakes are too high to accept anything but success in afghanistan. 18 months ago steele became the first african-american gop chairman. since then, controversy. he was defiant after being criticized for writing a book. >> get a life. >> reporter: after rnc funds were out at men's club. many dnors were upset. he would have to be voted out, party, rank and file. that is considered a long shot some we're four months away from an election. >> reporter: but unless he goes, many see the steele scandal as a gift for democrats. >> continue to using it in fund-raising, letters, and use him as a punching bag. >> reporter: from now until november, republicans are hoping for an end to the controversies. >>> 8:12 right now. time to take a check of the weather in just a second
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Jul 28, 2010 4:30am EDT
worked. >>> plus, brand new video showing the dangers for u.s. troops in afghanistan just as the house approves billions of dollars to aid the fight. >>> and how hot will it get >>> it is time for weather and traffic early on this webs morning. generally in the 70s from the blue ridge to the beaches. now 78 in washington with increased humidity. highs today in the low 90s and partly sunny. might get a morning shower but a great chance of a showers. drying out. thursday night, friday and saturday, low humidity and cooler. a look into sunday and into next week in ten minutes. how is the traffic now, jerry? >> tom, unfortunately, breaking news on the capital beltedway. authorities are dealing with at least one, possibly two separate accidents now. we have the pictures and we reported this just a couple of minutes ago. the outer loop of the beltway, authorities dealing with an accident. left side of the roadway was tied up there. so right now, both directions of the beltway south of town are jammed up. we'll keep you updated there. elsewhere, the trip into -- i'm going to sneeze agai
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Jul 25, 2010 6:00am EDT
negotiate a prisoner release in exchange for the body of an american navy member. u.s. military confirmed two sailors disappeared in eastern afghanistan friday. afghan officials believe one was killed and one captured after taking a wrong turn into a dangerous area. a $20,000 reward for their safety release. >>> clinics in 14 states will soon be allowed to use medical marijuana. the director of veteran affairs is expected to announce next week. it's intended to clarify the current policy that says veterans can be denied pain medications if they use illegal drugs. groups have long complained such language could bar patients from v.a. benefits if they were caught using medical pot. the new deadlines will not allow v.a. doctors to prescribe medical marijuana. >>> d.c. is about to give delinquent taxpayers a big break. they will announce an amnesty this week. the program allows two months delinquent taxpairs will have to pay interest but no penalty. taxpayers owed the district nearly $200 million. officials hope it will help collect some of that money. >>> hopefully we are about to get a weat
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Jul 15, 2010 4:30am EDT
earlier this year. >>> at least 20 people are recovering this morning after an explosion at a u.s. steel plant near pittsburgh. the workers were hurt when an oven exploded. coke, a raw material used in steel making, is coal baked in an oven for a long time at a high temperature to remove impurities. according to u.s. steel, this is the largest coke manufacturing facility in the country. at least six are in critical condition. the cause is still under investigation. >>> 77 degrees. a controversial debate over the toyota recall. who is really to blame for the acceleration problem? the automaker or the drivers themselves? >>> the rain is gone but the heat is back. weather and traffic on the 1s wh >>> the time 5:43. plenty of clear skies. a little bit of patchy fog, as well. is be ready for that. everybody use your low beams and leave a little extra distance between you and the guy in front of you. the rest of us won't have too much of a trouble to get the day started. anywhere from orange up toward washington, virginia out towards shenandoah, temperatures in the upper 60s. mid-70s right aro
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Jul 4, 2010 6:00am EDT
administration wants to prod iraqi leaders out of the political paralysis that is threatening the u.s. timeline for pulling out troops. >> in one sense it looks the most difficult putting it together. but this is local politics. this is not a lot different format than any other deposit. >> reporter: the vice president met up with republican senators lindsey graham of south carolina, john mccain of arizona, and independent joe lieberman of connecticut. they were already in iraq on a fact-finding mission. the facts aren't all that encouraging. four months after the election, iraqis are still struggle to go build a coalition government. americans hope to end combat missions in iraq by the end of next month. vice president biden says he's still optimistic but he's there to learn what's possible. >> that's the purpose for the night, just for them to brief me on where they think things are at the moment. >> reporter: a moment that's critical for iraq and the united states. u.s. officials say they are still planning to drop troop levels from 82,000 to 50,000 by september 1st. brian mohr, nbc
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Jul 18, 2010 9:00am EDT
. >> right. >>> a local muslim man detained is now back in the u.s. yahya wehelie was stopped on his way home from virginia. he had been in yemen two years and was place on a no-fly list. it has been lifted without explanation. he told the associated press he harbors no anger towards the government. >>> an arlington man is behind bars after a 16-hour standoff with police. 58-year-old thomas emchy got into an argument with a neighbor 7:00 friday night. he got a rifle and pounded on his neighbor's door. he went back in his house and refused to leave. officers used tear gas to smoke him out. >> we were just concerned about the safety of the officers and of the neighbors. >>> he surrendered just before noon. he's facing several charges, including assault. >>> two men died, four others injured at a state park. it happened in washington state just east of seattle last night. police say a group of people were having a party in the park. they don't know what led to the shooting, though. several people to be arrested with that shooting. >>> new today, secretary of state hillary clinton has arrived in
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Jul 1, 2010 4:30am EDT
in the u.s., but an 11th suspect who was arrested in cypress is now missing. christopher metzos was released on pail but never reported yesterday when he was supposed to show up an sign in. he was the money man behind h the spy ring. the fbi aren't commenting on his disappearance fp. >>> flis in fair income tax county are urging residents to be particularly vigilant who they search for the person who killed a teenager. have a mess a pham was found stabbed to death in her overturned car in a ravine. police released a billion continue yesterday with new information about her murder. they and i pham might have driven along route 50 or route 29 shortly before she was killed. there's been some speculation that a stranger might have entered her car at a stop height. police are hoping someone out there has more information that that will help them find pham's killer. >>> a crime alert now. posing as an officer from a stolen police car. it happened in brookeville maryland. the thief broke in to the car and stole a rifle, four loaded guns, two sets of handcuff, two montgomery county police b
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Jul 23, 2010 4:30am EDT
department argues the law would undermine u.s. foreign policy that immigration is a federal, not state responsibility. the controversial law is said to take effect zwrul july 29th. >>> a police officer is charged with kicking a handcuffed man in the face. trevor hodge was indicted on assault charges, accused of kicking the man for spitting on his boot. hodges was also indicted on perjury charges, accusing of lying about the accident and could face ten years behind bars. >>> stay with us, "news 4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> too hot to h hdldl the brutal heaea a aououtotoick up vevethat llll make dadaerous to be tstse. >>hehe second named storm of the system expected to wreak havoc on the oil cleanup before coming ashore. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. it's 80 degrees. it felt very nice but we know it won't stay this way for much longer. tom has the latest on the heat. >> enjoy it while it can. we've had the brief break from the high humidity yesterday. temperatures did make it into the mid-90s and lower humidity in the northern suburbs and it's getting more
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Jul 10, 2010 9:00am EDT
moscow. the four russian citizens are free and went to u.s. and england. the plane carrying two of the russians landed at dulles airport at about 5:30 last night. jackie bensen has the details. >> reporter: the scene came straight out of a spy novel, a chartered jet landed on the tarmac at dulles airport. it was met by a motorcade of dark shiny vehicles filled with people whose job is not to be seen. the exchange of spies between washington and moscow is the latest chapter in a story that many thought ended with the cold war. last week americans expressed surprise when it was learned fbi agents arrested ten alleged russian spies, three of them were living and working in the shadow of the nation's capital. they are more accurately described as agents of influence. >> they can infiltrate the top levels of our policy making, and decision making government and can be far more damaging than a spy stealing a technical secret in silicon valley. >> reporter: intelligence officials said the ten lived in the u.s. for years. they transmitted no information back to russia. why the rush to exchange
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Jul 19, 2010 4:30am EDT
distress. when they tried to capture him, he ran and jumped into the river. a u.s. park police detective jumped in after him and rescued scout. >> the dog was going under. it was circling. his snout was above the water. grabbed him just in time. >> reporter: police cited the dog's owner for having his dog off the leash. he paid a $25 fine. he told police he had been playing tennis inside the tennis center nearby and left the dog outside for about 30 minutes. >> 30 minutes or month in 97 degree weather with no shade or water and the dog may have simply been worn out from the panic situation. >> reporter: hodgeson said she was wrong to have not on a leash but question the way the police handle the situation. >> obviously decided to catch him and made a case out of it. cruisers, people chasing him into the river for no reason i can imagine. >> reporter: area police and fire agencies have seen an uptick in the number of calls for animals. animals can get overheated very quickly. >> make sure somebody keeps an eye on them. exposed to the hot humid air could be harmful. >> scout was
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Jul 31, 2010 9:00am EDT
the eight ball, you're not winning. >> reporter: the average u.s. household will spend more than $2100 on home energy. air conditioning will account for about 12% of that. that's why ronnie with the alliance to save energy say it's important to find ways to give your ac a break. especially during days with oppressive heat. >> what do we do? >> obviously new and modern and i'm sure the windows are energy efficient but we are facing south here. so it would be really to the benefit of the homeowner and her electricity bill, close it off. shade it during the day. >> reporter: when it comes to older homes make sure there's no leaks or cracks around the doors. caulking can help prevent air from escaping and cut your cooling and heating bills year round by 20%. simple chores like changing a filter will give your ac some breathing room. >> if the filter is dirty the fan that moves the cool air through your system, through the vents have to work overtime. from you have a ceiling fan turn it on and raise your thermostat. you'll feel the cool air blowing without the ac cranking. >> they coo
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Jul 13, 2010 4:30am EDT
passport cards, which you can use when traveling by land or sea on trips to non-u.s. parts of the caribbean, to canada and mexico. >>> 72 degrees, after the break, a magazine ranked one local city the second great best place to live in the nation. >>> plus, wall hits the floor. a pre-season scare for the wizards' top draft choice. >>> salsa safety, why a popular snack could be >>> good morning, welcome back. here's news for your health this morning. the next time you order salsa or gawk mole lee, it may come with a side of food poisoning. a new study by the centers tore disease control, they act for one out of every 25 ford born illness breakouts because restaurants often make them in large batches so contamination would affect many people. they expect new efforts to educate restaurant workers about proper hand washing and proper food refrigeration. do both. >> i think i would rather get sick than give them up. >> oh, please. >> if you live in columbia or ellicott city, you have reason to be proud. money magazine ranked the howard county community as the second best places to live
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Jul 6, 2010 4:30am EDT
like getting an internship in a u.s. congressman's office or getting accepted to college, his whole northeast d.c. neighborhood took pride. >> he was on very well at school. had overcome a lot of challenges to graduate from high school and enroll in college. this was a young man who was an example to other young men and women in the neighborhood. >> reporter: cody hopkins raised joshua since he was 5 months old, with his sister was murdered. he grew into a young man who watched out for the woman he called mom. >> he would walk down to the door to make sure my ride is there before i leave. he'll go before i come out the door. >> reporter: joshua hopkins was shot and killed at the watkins branch rec center after midnight on friday. he had been playing basketball with friends. a memorial for him has been set up at the scene. his cousin, lester davis, says the teenager liked to kid around and may have said something who offended the suspect who took things way too far. >> the individual that did this, they didn't just take a nameless, faceless, individual. they took someone from his fam
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Jul 5, 2010 4:30am EDT
were evacuated. >>> u.s. nato forces in afghanistan are under the command of david petraeus, in charge of 100,000 american troops, as well as an additional number. >> we must demonstrate to the afghan people and to the world that al qaeda and its network of extremist allies will not be allowed to once again establish sanctuaries in afghanistan, in which they can laurnnch attacksn the afghan people and freedom-loving nations around the world. >> petraeus replaced stanley mcchrystal who resigned under pressure after marks he and his aides made about obama administration officials. the chairman of the republican national committee of michael steele is under fire, this time from members of his own party. john mccain and lindsey graham condemn the comment that afghanistan is a war of president obama's choosing. said steele's comments inaccurate and inexcusable. steele needs to assess whether he can still function in his job as party chair. neither suggested he resign. >>> 77 degrees. one of the fourth of july's most talked about and unappetizing traditions. it's what happened after y
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Jul 22, 2010 4:30am EDT
to join terrorist groups to fight u.s. forces in afghanistan. from alexandria, virginia, craig melvin, news 4 today. >>> he's also known for posting and online warning for the creators of the tv show south park. in it he wrote they could be killed for mocking the profit mohammed. the charges filed against him are not related to the south park warning. >>> it is 4:31. 83 degrees. a time to look at the forecast. it looks like we're going a little bit cooler. >> it's a little less humid, although still hot. we'll have yet another 90 degree day, but at least it won't be quite as humid. right now on the radar, we are picking up one little shower just to the south of winchester in the northern shenandoah valley. that shower is slowly drifting off to the east and is beginning to dissipate as we get going. it is a little less humid around the region except around the bay and northern neck of virginia, still quite humid there with temperatures around 80. and it's in the 70s in montgomery. near 08 at prince georges county and on the eastern shore. out in the continue mountains, low to mi
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